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About Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach

Mariposa is a fine dining lunch restaurant. We are open 7 days a week and feature a fresh contemporary American Cuisine. We have a beautiful dining room as well as an outdoor patio. A bar counter is also available for dining, which allows our customers to dine and view the passers by as they shop. We have full bar service and are known for our cocktails. Our specialty are the famous popovers with strawberry butter. Please be aware reservations for Afternoon Tea must be made 48 hours in advance, thank you.
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601 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

Cross Street:
Santa Cruz

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 467-3350

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/restaurants/newport beach/ca/mariposa/newport beach?geoLocation=&prev=restDir

Parking Details:
The parking lot is located directly in front of Neiman Marcus.

Public Transit:
Public transportation is within a one block area.

Executive Chef:
Javier Montoya

Private Party Facilities:
Our full restaurant is available for breakfast meetings or evening events.

Private Party Contact:
Reza Alavi: (949) 467-3351

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (26)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (11)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Casual (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fun (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Authentic (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Mariposa is always the best go-to for gals lunch, special gals lunch, a nice glass of wine or fun ladies drinks. The popovers and Chicken Consommé are always a welcoming treat. My husband also enjoys the food and ambience, so don't leave the men out, lol.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! Dined in for Newport Beqch resturant week. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was amazing. Thank you for a great lunch date!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We made a reservation on Open Table through the Dine Newport Beach Restaurant Week page in the Internet. Upon arrival I asked for the restaurant week menu. I was told there wasn’t one. Interesting since the NB Restaurant Week placard was on the table. We were told that we could have the Lobster Salad with soup or the Petit Mignon. When the waiter returned to take our order I showed him the online menu. He said they were not honoring it / we had a choice of the salad or filet, no accompanying salad or soup. We chose not to make a scene. We later overheard the lady next to us asking about the menu and being told there wasn’t one. To top it off, we were overcharged for my salad. Never again - what a disappointment. I contacted Neiman Marcus and was told to call the restaurant. Really?

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I absolutely love this place. Always a treat to get to come here with my mother during an afternoon of shopping.
Service was a little sub-par (it was the week before Christmas and busy so understandable) but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Food was good, ambiance even better.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always excellent. Shortly after being seated, the courtesy cup of consommé and popover with side of strawberry butter is most welcoming. Many options ... always innovative and delicious starters and entrées. Very friendly and accommodating staff. I usually go for lunch. They serve until 4:00 so occasionally, I take a shopping break and stop in for a cappuccino & dessert. Consistently excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We always enjoy our lunches at Mariposa. Normally arrive around 1:30. Yesterday was earlier and the noise level was awfully loud. We spent most of our meal leaning on the table, uncomfortable just to hear each other’s conversation. That spoiled our reunion.
The food was delicious as usual. Service impeccable. Noise levels disgusting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always wonderful service from our hostess to our server. Seafood salad is my go to lunch ♥️

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I really think there is no better lunch than at Mariposa NM in Newport Beach. So many I know go here to be seen but really there is no more better service or food in the mall. So many creative but also healthful things to choose from. The salads are my favorite. Another fun thing to do is to drop in for an afternoon cocktail and appetizer. Fun!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very nice, but the prices have really gone up over the last couple of years. It’s always special coming to Mariposa but $40 for just a salad, water and a tip seems a bit much.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service. A very pleasant lunch

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wonderful food and abiance , not kid friendly . Took my kids that are under 4 and all the other people dining there looked annoyed.

Go with friends , not with kids you will get the stink eye from other people there and employees.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our waiter seemed a little overwhelmed with his duties.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was delicious as always. One of our favorite lunch places for sure.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always great!!

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Outstanding service and wonderful atmosphere . The food was delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very nice!
It was my friends Birthday and they remembered Birthday cake ! Loved that.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Ambiance was great and service was good. However crabcakes were only warm, not hot. Main courses case before we were even finished with appetizer and pasta as just a bit over cooked. However, servers were attentive and it is a great place for a lunch with friends

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This Hidden Gem is worth the ride up the escalator to the third floor.
We Love this Restaurant and the Quality of the Food. Reza the Manager has a passion for continual improvement on your visits

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Holiday lunch

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Brought my 92 year old mother here for her birthday lunch which the receptionist knew based on my reservation. While we did not order dessert a small "token" dessert would have been appreciated for my mother's birthday- a simple acknowledgement of the restaurant- especially since we were paying $70 for a lunch for two!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was good as usual but they changed the recipe for the popovers! They are now smaller, greasier and not like the ones I fell in love with. Very bummed!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Outstanding!! Bringing a group of 10 beginning of December!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely dining experience, but the noise level makes it difficult to converse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My friend and I celebrated my birthday! I hadn't been to Mariposa for awhile and will not be waiting so long to return next time. Everything about our experience was enjoyable; the menu, the ladies-who-lunch setting, the service, the delicious food.

I wish I could figure out how to know the schedule for the dining room informal modeling so I can plan to be there! I've called but the hostess could not forecast a schedule. Oh well...

Thank you for a delightful dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been dining at various restaurants in Neiman...
The food is better than average luncheon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This restaurant is insanely expensive especially for lunch. And only average food.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Love this place. Already made reservations for 3 Christmas luncheons and a dinner for family. It’s wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great lunch as always, perfect spot for lunch on a "girls" shopping day.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice but a bit expensive lunch inside Neiman Marcus. Server was just okay. It took a long time to be waited on and he seemed very overwhelmed. It wasn’t super busy. Food was good not great. The popover and strawberry butter before the meal is always a high light. The kale/sausage soup was just okay. The burger and fries were a good size and plentiful

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lobster salad is the best. Also splurged on the peach cobbler, it was mainly all fruit so not a lot of guilt of having dessert! And it was very good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always a great lunch! Just looking for an excuse to lunch here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The service is always impeccable. Our servers were inconspicuously hovering with more iced tea, consommé and popovers. The food is delicious, both forward looking and deeply nostalgic. Great for a lovely lunch with friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

They must have been having a bad day, because the service was awful. I’ve been there before and had a lovely experience. This time was different. My husband didn’t receive his drink until I was almost done with mine. The restaurant was nearly empty so we couldn’t understand the delay. Food was great, but we had to ask for the broth. It was not brought to us like it usually is. My husband ordered the chocolate chip cookies but the recipe wasn’t provided in the box, but was told they didn’t have it but he could return and they would provide it. That was ok, but after we finished our meal and wanted to leave he had to go find the servers in the back to pay the bill since there was no one around. We had waited. It was close to closing time, but that was unacceptable. I brought my husband here because it was so great when I had lunch there before and wanted to share the experience with him. We were so disappointed! I expected more from Neiman Marcus.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Had not been to Mariposa in so long. I just had forgotten about it. We had a girl's lunch.
the food was wonderful. The non alcoholic beverages were delicious and creative. The atmosphere was wonderful and service was excellent. Looking forward to going again1

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Table was not ready until 30mins after reservation.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I enjoyed my lunch with my friends. I found the servers not to be well trained in delivering and picking up the dishes. The noise level was almost unbearable. Although I enjoyed the food, I would not recommend the Mariposa.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always a sure bet and a great way to say thank you to a friend.
All the little extras add up and Mariposa is worth every penny!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I'm vegan and my server sent the chef out to discuss my meal modifications. The salad the chef created for me was one of the best salads I have ever had. I was impressed with how graciously the server and chef handled my food restrictions. They were happy to please me. I will be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent food and service! Variety of food and drinks to choose from.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2017

As always, the staff went out of their way to see that everything exceeded our expectations. We dined on the patio which is usually more quiet that the dining room. The food, atmosphere and staff made our business lunch very enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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